Emergency Management

Services & Responsibilities

The Nobles County Emergency Management Director administers a county-wide emergency management program in those areas of the county that do not have a local emergency management organization. In addition, the department coordinates the activities of those local jurisdictions that do have emergency management organizations.

Specific Duties include the following:

  • Coordinates emergency management functions of county governmental units assigned emergency management responsibilities
  • Coordinates response to actual disasters/emergencies, the logistics of federal field and survey teams, mitigation request and disaster assistance centers
  • Coordinates meetings of the Nobles County Emergency Management Planning Advisory Commission (EMPAC)
  • Works with the EMPAC to develop and maintain the Nobles County Emergency Operation Plan (EOP) and test this plan through exercises
  • Maintains an inventory and utilization record of county equipment secured through emergency management sources
  • Maintains liaison with county and state regional offices
  • Prepares informational materials for dissemination to the public
  • Meets with interested groups to explain the emergency management program and to enlist their support and cooperation
Joyce Jacobs

Nobles County Emergency Management

Joyce Jacobs

315 Tenth St.
PO Box 757
Worthington, MN 56187

(507) 295-5212 (p)
(507) 372-8363 (f)